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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 71 People

    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 14

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    I can't take it anymore. My best friend is making my life miserable. All she talks about is self harm and suicide. I'm trying to get better and stay clean and she's making it...
    misfit182 misfit182 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 20

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    Sometimes just a typical conversation with others is what you need most.. Here's to being antisocial and crazy.
    TheLonelyStoner95 TheLonelyStoner95 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    I feel so confused at the minute, I haven't hurt myself for at least three months, I have it down on paper to remember and realise I don't have to do it, but I get get the urge...
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    My mom complains A lot . Im sick & tired of it . How to tell her to mind her own Business . She just tell me i look like a crazy person & she says i wear clothes That are so...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I've been hurting my mom emotionally. My family is a patriarchy family, and the girls alway been told that they cant do things like boys. For example, girls are not allow to be...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F Nov 20

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    I frown when I look in the mirror. Terrifying reflection
    HunnyMuffin HunnyMuffin 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Especially if it abused and/or unearned. Gotten me into minor trouble once or twice...
    ImperfectHuman ImperfectHuman 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    My mom,sister and me fight all the time. Over little things and I got the short end of the stic when it comes to my 24 year old sister. It's ridiculous.
    misunderstoodgurl16 misunderstoodgurl16 16-17, F a week ago

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    I used to have a low self esteem. I used to be emotionally dependent, albeit secretly, upon boyfriends for a sense of worth and happiness. I still have my moments where I wish I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My experiences growing up haven't been good ones I was befriended a lot and didn't have anyone to take care of me I came from a broken family and didn't care much about myself. My...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life. I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I dont remember the last time that I felt good or happy about myself. Im not a girl with overweight problems but neither Im skinny model. I've never saw myself at the mirror and...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    Self esteem issues are real! In fact they are more real now, than they have ever been! Living in a society obsessed by Image! Image! Image!, a society where the world is at the tip...
    pristee88 pristee88 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I'd like to be honest with you. I don't know you, and you don't know me, and that makes it easier for me to get all of this out. I want to be really honest with someone other than...
    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F Dec 9

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I'm battling issues that I don't know how to handle. In the past my boyfriend would talk with girls both online and off, it never went past talking but it still hurt finding out...
    cindyboo14 cindyboo14 31-35, F 14 Responses Dec 9

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    I never really had any problems with myself until I started dating.. Guys would say how they wanted a girl like this , or a girl like that .. While we were together .. They...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I try my best to get mote self esteem and confidence but I just end up failing at it!
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    So earlier tonight I went out with a friend to try and study for finals and as I was waiting for her to pick me up, I realized that I had forgotten to put on makeup. Yes, we were...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    I find it sadly ironic that the people who often ridicule or belittle you for having low self esteem are the ones who play the biggest part in damaging any you may have left.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Especially low self esteem. Which I have. I don't find myself useful or attractive. Not that I care. I just try to make people happy that are most important in my life, and it's...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Thanks to everyone who's said nice things to me. I have **** for self confidence and some of you have made it better. That's pretty cool. Still feel pretty worthless overall, but...
    worthlesssluttttt worthlesssluttttt 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    2 years I struggled with self harm ... Scars on my wrist and thigh ... I haven't self harmed in over a year ... Just got my heart ripped out and stomped on .... I have my blade in...
    dyinginside4 dyinginside4 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Warning, this is long, but I feel as though I have to tell the full details of the story. Even if no one responds, I just need the catharsis of letting it all out for once...
    sketchit sketchit 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    It's more of a regular desire.I enjoy many types of females but my favorite is a female with a big full figure to enjoy and have fun with...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 4

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    I am a boy who wants to meet a girl on EP, get to know her and have fun with her.
    zacklowe zacklowe 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Actually, not WITH the men themselves, but while we have sex with groups of women at the same time. Parties. I have had sex with groups of women at the same time though. The most...
    zbigbox zbigbox 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't think he likes me as much as I like him, and I don't think his is serious enough to want to be together... And that's ok, I don't wanna force anyone to be with me if they...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Im not so sure but i think my esteem will go away until i reach the age 19
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I'm going on a self harm/self hate marathon since I'm off on break next week I'm going to bleed and sleep the depression away. I've come to the conclusion that no one REALLY cares...
    alentecia alentecia 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    People are told to think that they are beautiful, smart, and "worth it", but when they embrace that they are called selfish, petty, moronic, etc. Its so sad. But I don't think...
    efrejoles efrejoles 13-15, M Nov 21

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    how do we measure selfworth ??? what ever it is i need micro units to measure mines ...
    rajmelotra rajmelotra 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Some days are good Some days are bad Some days I love myself Some days I'm sad Some days I succeed Some days I fail Some days have sunshine Some days it hails Some days I talk Some...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F Nov 18

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    I do. What is it I don't like about myself? Physically. My nose, I hate it! My eyes. Feel like they're too close and crunch up too much when I smile. I wish my legs and butt...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F Nov 18

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    Comparing yourself is a big issue. I'm pretty sure I'd love to be as good looking as them, but are they happy with themselves?
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Via Pinterest. I cannot even begin to describe the mixed feelings of both "thank **** someone put it into words!" and "Oh FML...so that's what my problem is..." Tell you what...
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F Nov 28

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    I hate that I will have times this comes back. I'm not as bad as I was but I still have a moment here and there. The last time I was being compared to two other guys. It bothered...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I'm 20. Never had a boyfriend. I am extremely insecure. I hate the way I look. I'm tall, have a slim body, nice hair, and have been told that I have a nice personality. Some guys...
    parisjade12 parisjade12 22-25 Dec 4

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    Im having a really hard time. I have that only one friend, she always drag me into her friends, her ''cool friends'' its hard, because i try to fit in and start to talk but its...
    ThatGirlR ThatGirlR 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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